Fiona Hughes

Mariner Shell Necklace with Ricey and Toothy shells

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Fiona Hughes is a Trawoolway, Tyereelore Woman from Tasmania who also has ties to the Bunurong people of Welcome River in Victoria.  Fiona is a maker of Traditional Shell Jewellery and Bull Kelp vessels both of which are made in the same way the Ancestral Women of Tasmania have done for thousands of years.  Fiona is passionate about her Island Heritage and knows the importance of passing on these Traditional Crafts on to the younger ones, especially her granddaughters.

This unique double length necklace combines three shells, the Ricey shells and Tooth Shells from Cape Barren Island and the Mariners from the NorthWest Coast of Tasmania.  Measuring 80cm in length, it would total 160cm in circumference.  This is not just a necklace but a piece of art of a rare kind, often saved for the likes of museum or gallery displays.

CAT 80-24